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June Leading Indicators, July Regional MF Surveys, UI Claims, FOMC

Indicators Point to Positive H2 The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index for June increased by 0.6 percent. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance fell by 15,000 for the week ending July 15, to hit 233,000. The Conference Board’s Leading Economic Index … Continue reading

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June Housing Starts, NAHB, Mortgage Apps

Residential Construction Bounced Back in June Housing Starts increased in June by 8.3 percent to a 1,215,000 unit annual rate. Permits for new residential construction increased by 7.4 percent to a 1,254,000 unit pace in June. Builder Confidence eased in … Continue reading

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June U.S. Employment

June Payrolls Up by a Strong 222,000, Unemployment Rate Ticks Up to 4.4 Percent Payroll Employment increased by 222,000 jobs in June, above expectations. The Unemployment Rate for June increased slightly to 4.4 percent. Average Hourly Earnings increased by 0.2 … Continue reading

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June ADP Jobs, ISM Non-MFG Index, UI Claims, May International Trade

Job Growth Shifting Down from High Gear The June ADP Employment Report showed a moderate net gain of 158,000 private sector jobs. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance increased by 4,000 for the week ending July 1, to hit 248,000. The … Continue reading

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May Industrial Production, June UI Claims, Regional Manufacturing, Builders

Production Stalls after April Surge Industrial Production was unchanged in May as vehicle assemblies declined. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance dipped by 8,000 for the week ending June 10, to hit 237,000. Industrial production for May was unchanged after surging … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve Monetary Policy

 Fed Raises Short-Term Interest Rates 25 Basis Points As Expected The Federal Reserve raised the target range of the fed funds rate by 25 basis points. The new Dot Plot remains consistent with three 25 basis point rate hikes in … Continue reading

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May Retail Sales, Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index

Soft Pricing Contributes to Soft Spending in May May Retail Sales decreased by 0.3 percent, as gasoline prices fell. The Consumer Price Index fell by 0.1 percent in May, as the energy price index declined by 2.7 percent. The Producer … Continue reading

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May U.S. Employment

May Payrolls Up Just 138,000, Unemployment Rate Down to 4.3% Payroll Employment increased by 138,000 jobs in May, below expectations. The Unemployment Rate for May fell to 4.3 percent. Average Hourly Earnings increased by 0.2 percent for the month; the … Continue reading

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May ADP Jobs, ISM MF Index, UI Claims, April Construction Spending

   Strong Private Sector Jobs Report Raises Expectations The May ADP Employment Report showed a strong 253,000 net gain in private sector jobs. The ISM Manufacturing Index inched up to a positive 54.9 in May. Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance … Continue reading

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April Personal Income, May Consumer Confidence, March Home Prices

 Stronger Consumer Spending Will Lift Q2 GDP            U.S. Real Disposable Personal Income increased by 0.2 percent in April. The Personal Consumption Expenditure Price Index increased by 0.2 percent in April. After inflation, Real Consumer Spending increased by 0.2 percent in … Continue reading

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